2019 Youth Art Contest


Please let your creative and artistic friends and students know about this contest. Download flyer here.

Winners of 2018 Youth Art Contest

Last year, Peace Crane Project launched a poster art contest in hopes of engaging the younger generation on nuclear issues.

Jr. high and high school students throughout Marin/Napa/Sonoma Counties were invited to submit their original artworks for this poster art contest.

The contest was juried by artists and community leaders including Elizabeth Clary and Michael Cheney from Alchemia Gallery and Studio, John Bertucci of Petaluma Public Access Media and Fukushima Response, Mario Uribe, an artist based in Santa Rosa, and Lina Hoshino and Phyllis Tajii of Peace Crane Project. The submissions were evaluated based on the artists’ technique, originality, theme and expression.

See who won here.

Enter 2019 contest here.

Save the date: Join us on August 4, 2019 at the Nuclear Remembrance Day

Sonoma County Peace Crane Project presents Nuclear Remembrance Day: Picture a World Free of Nuclear Weapons on August 4, 2019. The event will happen in Helen Putnam Plaza, downtown Petaluma, from 11:30-3:30 pm. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

Many activities will be offered during the day: Interfaith opening prayer and incense offering; music performance by Elliot Kallen; dance performance by Ten Ten Taiko; Japanese Tea Ceremony by Sachiko Knappman; free origami workshop; Hiroshima Mayors for Peace Exhibit; Japanese Prayer Plaque Workshop (Ema); the folding of a 6’ origami crane; and an awards ceremony celebrating the high school and middle school winners of the Peace Crane Project’s youth poster art contest, with the theme, Picture a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.

This event occurs during this period of heightened tension and fear of nuclear war.
It commemorates the 74th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

Winners of 2017 writing contest with Professor Gwyn Kirk

“Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are not utopian ideals.
They are critical to global peace and security.”
— Ban Ki-moon, 8th  Secretary-General of the United Nations


Artwork must be original, submitted by the artist. File type: JPEG, PNG or PDF  (11” x 17”) vector art or 300 dpi file accepted. File size must not exceed 10 megabytes.  Art must be two dimensional, created using either traditional methods (pencils, paint, etc) or digital. Up to two entries are allowed if concept posters differ from each other.

To apply you must be a student (grades 6-12) in Napa, Sonoma or Marin Counties.

Middle School (grades 6 – 8)
First Prize:  $150
Second Prize: $75

High School (grades 9 – 12)
First Prize:  $200
Second Prize: $100


June 15, 2019



Local artists will judge entries on creativity, theme, composition and technique. Awards will be presented on August 4, 2019 at a Peace Crane Project event in Petaluma near the anniversary of the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.


For questions about the contest, email peacecraneproject@sonic.net

The Peace Crane Project is a Sonoma County peace group, that aims to raise awareness of the need for nuclear disarmament and to inspire people to add their voices to promote a world free of nuclear weapons.